Posts tagged Diving
Wow. How time flies. My last post was last Sept 6 months ago and the topic of this post is on a diving trip taken in March 2010 so pretty much 3 days shy of a YEAR ago! So much for my theory of faster updates.
Any who, here’s a short movie from the trip made up of images and video taken while in the Similans:
Check out the HD version at: Similan Islands, Thailand – March 2010
For more images and control on the speed of the pictures, head over to www.aquavoyeur.com for all things underwater and stayed tuned as I’ve got some footage on Maldivian Manta Mayhem on it’s way as well as some other side trips around the world once I get some time to edit and upload them!
I’m excited to finally upload a short movie with pictures and video taken during a 5 day diving trip back in Nov 2009 in Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Known as the muck diving capital of the world, Lembeh has an amazing collection of critters that once your eyes get used to looking for sub-inch sized animals, you experience creatures that are simply breathtaking.
Check out the HD version at: Lembeh Strait – Muck Diving Utopia
From juvenile frogfish that are 2 to 2.5cm long and bright orange to pygmy seahorses that are literally 5 to 8mm in length as well as 1.5 inch flamboyant cuttlefish with their technicoloured pulsing skin that walk along the black-sand sea bed, every dive brought new species into view and promised to make future dive sites appear boring. Instead of the occasional nudibranch during week-long dive trips, EVERY dive had different species of nudis as well as more exotics like the “lembeh sea dragon” a.k.a. “looks like a strand of hair but just happens to be moving and have googley eyes poking out”. Oh, and there’s something to be said about watching Mandarin fish mate by twilight that really reinforces just how special this corner of the world is.
Sure, there’s no pelagics like Whalesharks or Manta rays to be found at Lembeh but honestly, we were averaging 75 mins per dive as most dives were shallower than 18m but every dive felt ‘short’ in that there was always something to see! Longest dive on normal air was 88mins….
Needless to say, Sed and I will definitely head back to Lembeh sometime in the near future again! For more images and control on the speed of the pictures, head over to www.aquavoyeur.com which is my new site for all things underwater.
Thanks for watching!
PS: I know I know… it takes me FOREVER to get new content listed online but frankly, it always takes longer than one expects to edit, correct and upload photos, especially when taken underwater!
5 intrepid adventurers set forth on a 5 day expedition to Donsol, Philippines seeking the elusive Whale Shark and come across volcanos, ancient ruins, caves, diving and some damn good seafood along the way! See Whale Shark and diving pics at www.aquavoyeur.com, our sister site for all things underwater.